Marshawn Lynch returned to Bills practice as expected Tuesday, and met with the Buffalo media for the first time this offseason.
Lynch denied ever requesting a trade, but didn’t say he wanted to be in Buffalo when asked.
“I’d like to play football, whether it’s here or whether it’s somewhere
else as long as I get to play football I’m feeling great,” Lynch said.
It remains to be seen if Lynch can carve out any time in Chan Gailey’s rush-based offense. He told Gailey, “Let’s get this thing rolling. Well, he already had it rolling, but let me
come add my wheel to it.”
Perceived in Buffalo as a malcontent, Lynch said he’s only worried about getting a fair shake in the Bills building.
“You can say that you don’t like me from a distance. Most people that
interact with me have a different feel. I take it with a grain of salt,” Lynch said. (We’ve met Lynch and agree here.)
One of the funnier moments of the interview came when a reporter asked if Lynch was down to 215 pounds, like he said he hoped earlier in the offseason.
Lynch laughed and said, “Nah, I ain’t down to 215. I’m comfortable.” Pressed on how much he did weigh, Lynch just repeated, “I’m comfortable.”
Seattle could come calling, but it sounds like he’s comfortable enough to stay in Buffalo for the season.